Arcane Theories: Will Vander Become Warwick?

Vander = Warwick
Warwick could play an important role in season 2 Arcane. | © Riot Games

Fans began to speculate as soon as the Arcane champions and characters were revealed. Are Silco really Singed? That was quickly debunked. Is Beatrice, Swain’s raven, going to be making an appearance? Vander was actually Warwick before Singed made him a mutant experiment?

There are so many theories and questions The show was surrounded by a crowd and, well, today we’re going to be looking at a very likely theory that surrounded Arcane and will likely be confirmed in Season 2. Is Vander really Warwick These are all clues that point to the answer being ‘yes’.

Arcane music and sound cues

Arcane’s trailers are a good example of how clever music and visual cues can confuse people. One thing couldn’t be more obvious though and those are some sound choices the directors made throughout the show.

Vander was only in Arcane for the first act, but he’s dug himself into our hearts. There were quite a few people around when Vander was captured in episode 3. very specific sound cues that sounded just like Warwick’s theme in League of Legends. Coincidence? It is unlikely.

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Vander’s Nickname in Arcane

Vander also has an unusual nickname. ‘The Hound of the Underground’. Is it wrong to refer to this manly, muscular body as a hound. Why is he so dog-like? It’s all very mysterious, but it’s also a huge hint towards his true identity on Summoner’s Rift.

Silco can also be used to refer to Vander, a dogAlthough he meant it as a joke, he could have been referring to any animal. It could be a monkey, a bat or a horse. But why was it a dog, anyway? Riot, we are here!

Warwick Voice Lines

There are also Many voice lines League of Legends Warwick, which take on a new meaning after watching Arcane. Him encountering Vi in the game makes him spout some weird bs, if you haven’t watched the Netflix series.

So, the fact that he talks about the ‘fear in her eyes which he has seen before’ we’re pretty certain he means the fear he saw in Vi’s eyes when she was younger.

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The Final Scene

Singed’s final scene is also a must-see. Sure, he’s got the locket in one hand of the photo of his daughter – who by the way looks an awful lot like Orianna, does she not? We also see a mutation hanging from their claws.

Warwick will be coming in Season 2 of Arcane? If you ask me, it’s pretty much confirmed. So, even if we’re just out here theorizing out of our ass, we know that Warwick will be in Arcane season 2. We’re 99.99% sure of it.

Do you guys share our theories? Do you believe Vander will make a return as Warwick? Or will we never find out whether the theories are right, because… well… Warwick doesn’t really remember who he was before he mutated, right?

Author: Eric Pomeroy
Passionate about Valorant, I started playing CSGO but switched to valorant looking at the characters and the play style. I own this website and have written the content myself.